California Civil Code Section 3342
California is a state that has a “strict liability rule” when it comes to canine bites. California Civil Code Section 3342, also known as a dog bite statute, makes pet-owners legally responsible for injuries in most scenarios. California law, states that owners are responsible for the actions of their pets, even if they didn’t have reason to believe a pet was dangerous. To collect compensation, victims must be able to say they were in a public place or were lawfully in the space where a dog or other animal bit them. Therefore, owners cannot be strictly liable for the actions of their pets if someone was trespassing or committing a crime on their property. If a dog grabs someone but doesn’t break the skin, it can still count as a bite. Similarly, a victim may collect compensation under California dog bite statutes if a pet knocks someone over or causes injury in ways other than biting.
Dog Bites are Serious Injuries
You may or may not know it, but dog bites are very serious injuries. Dog bites can leave victims with physical and emotional pain.
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